Graduate Student Publications

Our grad students have great success in publishing in highly ranked communication journals. You can see our students regularly publish with our full-time faculty -- a testament to the collaborative, supportive environment we have created at UB.

Grad Student Publications, 2013 - Present

(Graduate student names in bold)

Anderson, K., & Saxton, G. D. (2016). Babies, smiles, and status symbols: The persuasive effects of images in small-entrepreneur crowdfunding requests. International Journal of Communication, 10, 1764-1785.

Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & McCracken, B.J. (in press). The impact of mass mediated health campaigns on knowledge, behavior, and self-efficacy: A series of meta-analyses characterizing current campaigns to promote health. Journal of Health Communication.

Anker, A. E., McCracken, B.J., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Effective communication strategies utilized to obtain authorization for organ donation: Results of a national study.

Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M.A., & Rui, J.R. (in press). Network awareness and understanding of other-based receiprocity: Examination of perceived inequity online. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Covert, J.M., Saxton, G.D., Anker, A., O’Mally, A., & Feeley, T.H. (in press). Utilizing effective social media message design to prompt audience engagement: A test of organ procurement organizations’ Facebook messages. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Feeley, T.H., O’Mally, A., Covert, J.M. (2016). Determining the newsworthiness of organ donation stories through content analysis of United States’ newspapers. Health Communication, 31(4).

Feeley, T.H., & OMally, A.K. (2016). Getting by with a little help from my friends: Nonprofits’ use of third parties to promote public health. In T. Harrison & E. Williams (Eds.). Organizations, Health, and Communication.

Foster, D. W., Khalil, G. E., Farris, S. G., Bärnighausen, T. W. & Prokhorov, A. V. (2015) Effects of readiness to change, quit history, and health perceptions on depressive symptoms among young adult smokers. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., & Anderson, K. B. (in press). Popular media’s ability to strengthen moral intuitions: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment on consistent and conflicted moral content. Media Psychology.

Huang, Y., Lin, Y., & Saxton, G. D. (2016). Give me a like: How HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations can engage their audience on Facebook. AIDS Education and Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 28, 539-556. 

Khalil, G. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). A Televised EntertainmentEducation Drama to Promote Positive Discussion about Organ Donation. Health Education Research, cyt106. doi:10.1093/her/cyt106

Khalil, G. E. (2013). Fear and Happiness in "Re-Mission": Teasing Out Emotional Gaming Events Responsible for Cancer Risk Perception. Competitively selected for publication in Games for Health (pp. 27-44). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

McCracken, B.J., Rintamaki, L.S., & Peek, D.M. (2015). Breaking bad news during physician patient interactions. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches. In Press.

Merrill, K.A., Bryant, A.E., Dolan, E.A., & Chang, S. (2015).  The male gaze and online sports punditry: A case study of the Ines Sainz controversy. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 39(1), 40-60.

O’Mally, A.K. & Worrell, T.R. (2014). Statistics or stories, black or white? Examining influences of African American Organ Donation. Howard Journal of Communications, 98-114.

Pittman, M., O’Mally, A, Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Social support solicitation strategies and their responses through an internet-based weight management community. Health Communication.

Rintamaki, L. S., O’Mally, A, Pittman, M., Murszewski, S., Przysinda, W. E., Chameli, J., & Roy, D. (in press). Patient preferences for discussing sexual health with physicians. Health Communication.

Rui, J.R., Covert, J.M., & Stefanone, M.A., Mukherjee, T. (2014). A communication multiplexity approach to social capital: On- and offline communication and self-esteem. Social Science Computer Review.

Saxton, G. D., & Ghosh, A. (2016). Curating for engagement: Identifying the nature and impact of organizational marketing strategies on Pinterest. First Monday, 21, doi:10.5210/fm.v21i9.6020.

Stefanone, M.A., Hurley, C.M., Egnoto, M., & Covert, J.M. (2015). Information asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining online. Information, Communication & Society, 18(4), 376-389.

Tenzek, K.E. & McCracken, B.J. (in press). Social Constructions of End-of-Life (EOL)            in Disney/Pixar films: A Cultivation Theory Analysis.

Waters, R.D., Saxton, G.D., & Covert, J.M. (under review). Different platforms, different strategies? A comparative analysis of how nonprofit organizations use Facebook and Twitter. Public Relations Review.

Yang, Z. J. & Pittman, M. M. (in press). The silver lining of shame: Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions. Health Communication.



Previous Years' Graduate Student Publications